York City manager Jackie McNamara has confirmed that he is considering offering the club’s former talisman Richard Brodie a deal at Bootham Crescent according to the York Press.

The 28 year old Gateshead born striker signed for The Minstermen from non league side Newcastle Benfield back in January 2007 after a successful trial with the club.

Brodie transformed from boy to man during his time in North Yorkshire, going on to score 69 goals in 165 appearances for City while appearing for the club in both the 2009 FA Trophy Final and 2010 Conference Premier Play Off Final.

In August 2010, the striker joined fellow Conference Premier promotion chasers Crawley Town for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £275,500. This unconfirmed fee would have been a record for a player transferring between non league clubs at that time. Crawley Town won promotion to the Football League that season with Brodie netting 13 goals in 45 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Since featuring for Crawley Town, the striker has lost his way in football and has had short spells with no less than eight clubs. Brodie most recently played for Conference North outfit Stockport County on a short term deal where he bagged four goals in 13 appearances.

The striker who was once passionately referred to as ‘The Angel of the North’ by York City supporters has previously wished for a return to his former club and Brodie’s dreams could become reality should talks with City manager Jackie McNamara be successful in the coming weeks.


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